Mayor Jimmy Davis invited Bayonne residents to join the Bayonne Police Department on Tuesday, August 5, for this year’s National Night Out. Mayor Davis said, “National Night Out is a great event that promotes safer communities across America. I would like to invite the people of Bayonne to join with the Bayonne Police Department on National Night Out, and to work with the police against crime throughout the year.”
Police Chief Drew Niekrasz said, “The Bayonne Police Department looks forward to hosting National Night Out. This event is one of the many ways in which the police seek to build a stronger relationship with the Bayonne community. National Night Out is a very family-oriented event, and we welcome parents and their children to join us on August 5.”
On August 5, festivities start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. on Del Monte Drive, between 23rd and 24th Streets in the Bayonne Special Improvement District. At the event, there will be activities for children including an obstacle course, bounce house, and balloon slide. A DJ will provide music. There will also be refreshments such as popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones. The mini-golf course will be open.
National Night Out is an event designed to increase awareness about police programs in the community, strengthen neighborhood spirit and the police-community partnership, and send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back.
National Night Out began in 1984. It has grown to include 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty American states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases world wide.
For more information, please call 201-858-7888.